Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is one of those rare things which is both a necessity and a luxury. There is something about royal food that fascinates each one of us.
Let’s take a look at some of these feast, which kings and queens used to have as their meal.
1. Mughal emperors had a special liking for Biryani, Khichri and kababs.
Mughlai cuisine consists of dishes developed in Medieval India by the people of the Mughal Empire. It represents the cooking styles used in North India. The cuisine is strongly influenced by Central Asian cuisine
The tastes of Mughlai cuisine vary from extremely mild to spicy, and are often associated with a distinctive aroma and the taste of ground and whole spices. A Mughlai course is an elaborate buffet of main course dishes with a variety of accompaniments.
2. Poor Romans could only afford bread and soup, the royals enjoyed a variety of meat
Food was a very important aspect of the Roman Empire.The rich and poor Romans ate very different diets and the supply of food was very important to the emperor to express his relationship to the Roman people.
The ancient Romans did not eat large meals. However, the rich Romans did enjoy expensive, varied meals with foods from all over the Roman Empire. This was because expensive and lavish meals were a good way to show off your wealth to others.
The main Roman food was pottage. This was a thick stew made mostly from wheat, millet and corn. Some Romans would add cooked meat, offals or a wine sauce depending on how rich they were.
Romans typically ate three meals per day. Food of the common people were the usual Mediterranean foods. They ate almost lying down. Their food was not eaten while sat at a table. Instead, they had couches that were spread around a low down, square table. They ate a lot of different fruits and vegetables. They used herbs and spices to flavour their food.
The ice cream was something that only the rich could afford. They also ate lettuce after their meals, as they believed that it helped them to sleep better.
3. Bacon, eggs, chicken, chops, cutlets, sausages, steaks, and woodcocks are just some of the items that the British Royal Family enjoys
British cuisine is the specific set of cooking traditions and practices associated with the United Kingdom. Over the years, the British monarchs have redefined fine dining. The present Queen loves strawberries but has them only in a particular season.
She prefers to eat grilled chicken and grilled fish as she feels it keeps her in shape and healthy.
4. In ancient Greece, the most preferred diet was bread and wine.
The Greeks had three to four meals a day, Breakfast consisted of barley bread dipped in wine sometimes complemented by figs or olives.
They ate Meat; especially beef was expensive and was therefore consumed only by the rich and royal families. Olives, figs, cheese and dried fish were also a part of their diet.
5. The ancient Egyptians had a special love for fruits and vegetables
Many Egyptians had a garden adjacent to their house, where they grew vegetables and fruit. In ancient Egypt, meat was something that was generally enjoyed by the higher class and many of the ancient Egyptians were vegetarian.
Fruits were an essential part of their meal. They used to enjoy both fresh and dry fruits.
6. For most of the French rulers, dining was an extravagant affair.
You cannot separate France and food. The country has given birth to some of our most loved dishes. They not only used to have a huge spread but also loved expensive utensils.
First, they had soup, followed by different kinds of meats and salads and then the dessert. Fresh fruits were served after the meal was over.
7. In ancient China, only the emperors were allowed to eat the special forbidden rice
Black rice has been eaten in regions of Asia for thousands of years; in fact for centuries it was reserved for only Chinese royalty. The emperor used to have different meals for different occasions. The imperial kitchen had a staff of more than 200 cooks. They also had their own bakery where they used to bake cakes and pastries.
The royal family used to enjoy the roasted duck, pork and chicken.
8. Aztecs loved tortillas and tamales
Tortillas is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour from Mexico.
The Aztecs used to enjoy both meat and vegetables. Corn, maize, tomatoes and avocados were some of the common items they used to have.
9. The quinoa was one of the most loved delicacies of the Incas
Quinoa is a species of the goosefoot genus, a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.
There was not much difference between the Incas and Aztecs, when it came to food.
Apart from quinoa, the royals also preferred exotic fruits and mushrooms.
10. The Mauryans used to have rice and millet in the winter and wheat and barley in the summer
The Mauryan empire was one of the most powerful empires in the world. The food of the Mauryan empire was not so different from what from what you and I eat.
The Mauryans ruled over the fertile plains and therefore they could cultivate different types of crops which automatically became a part of their diet.
They also loved naturally made liquor.